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(1) A deputy state veterinarian shall:

(a) be aware of and follow all applicable regulations and instructions as outlined on the Deputy State Veterinarians section of the department's web site;

(b) be aware of and follow all applicable regulations and instructions as outlined in 9 CFR;

(c) quarantine in writing all animals exposed to a quarantinable disease upon suspicion of diagnosis in the absence of, or on the order of the state veterinarian. Immediate notification of quarantine must be made to the Montana State Veterinarian's office by phone, fax, or mail;

(d) report immediately all cases of quarantinable diseases (ARM 32.3.104 and 32.3.105) to the state veterinarian in Helena, by telephone or fax;

(e) release quarantine upon the direction of the state veterinarian and ARM 32.3.106 through 32.3.108;

(f) be responsible for proper use of all official certificates, forms, records, reports, tags, or other official identification used in the work as a deputy state veterinarian and take proper precautions to prevent misuse thereof;

(g) immediately report the loss, theft, deliberate or accidental misuse of any official document or materials as listed above in (1)(d), and must keep these materials in only his/her custody prior to official use;

(h) file a monthly form regarding other reportable diseases; and

(i) mail weekly, all required inspection forms, test charts, certificates of veterinary inspection, and vaccination certificates made during the week.

History: 81-2-102, 81-2-103, MCA; IMP, 81-2-102, 81-2-108, MCA; NEW, 2010 MAR p. 413, Eff. 2/12/10; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 326, Eff. 2/14/14.

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